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Besser, Surry Hills

May 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | Leave A Comment »

Besser, Surry Hills

You wouldn’t want to throw a brick through the window of Besser in Surry Hills, it already has a tidy collection of 96 Besser blocks that line up its bar. But your reflexes will probably lean more towards the bouquets and applause end of the spectrum, instead of projectile-launching mode (plus, that kind of thuggish […]

Five Points Burgers, North Sydney

April 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 5 Comments »

Five Points Burgers, North Sydney

OK, I’ll admit, when I first heard there was a new burger joint in North Sydney, my reaction was definitely in ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ territory. Then I learnt that Five Points Burgers was Tomislav Martinic’s new consulting venture, and my attention was suddenly in a head lock. This was a huge deal. Sure, some coverage has name-checked […]

Subcontinental, Surry Hills

March 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | Leave A Comment »

Subcontinental, Surry Hills

Subcontinental in Surry Hills spells out its direction as clearly as a compass: walk in and there are photos from The Singh Project; cocktails are christened after prominent South Asian cricketers (you an bat for a Sourav Sour, Miandad Punch, Murali Negroni, etc); and the regional familiarities – such as Samosas ($5 a serve), Vego […]

Redfern Continental, Redfern

February 18th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 3 Comments »

Redfern Continental, Redfern

The team behind Arcadia Liquors has opened an all-day Euro-style diner across the road in Redfern. Not only does a visit feel like an express stop to the EU, the menu is refreshingly straight-up and gimmick-free. The daytime offerings include Panini with Eggplant Parmigiana ($10), which is as comforting as you’d want; Chicken Schnitzel ($20) with good garlicky blocks of […]

Bang (Bangladeshi Street Food), Surry Hills

January 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 7 Comments »

Bang (Bangladeshi Street Food), Surry Hills

Bang recently fired its opening shot, offering a smart and attention-drawing introduction to Bangladeshi street food on Crown Street, Surry Hills. This restaurant is full of target-hitting appeal, thanks to how it translates a cuisine that’s relatively underexposed in Sydney. The head chef is Tapos Singha (Est, Gowings Bar and Grill, Lucio’s), and his menu […]

Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights

December 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants, Travel | 2 Comments »

Mary’s CBD, LuMi and other 2014 highlights

If you’re gonna compile a 2014 highlight reel of Sydney dining, Mary’s CBD outlet has to score a top-ranking spot. Broadsheet was dropping intel about the new takeaway branch way back in July, and anticipation was as supersized as the mega Breakfast Burger ($12) that made it onto the eventual menu. Mary’s city branch opened […]

PizzAperta, The Star, Pyrmont

November 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 1 Comment »

PizzAperta, The Star, Pyrmont

Don’t expect a carb blowout at PizzAperta, Stefano Manfredi’s new pizzeria at The Star in Pyrmont. You’ll notice that the bases aren’t just impenetrable banks of dough, but rather a light and springy support system for the smart, measured toppings that power each slice. Manfredi has made a big talking point about the flour he’s using […]

Burger Project, Sydney

November 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 10 Comments »

Burger Project, Sydney

You would think that Burger Project had a bulletproof formula: a fast-food joint in World Square, created with the top-grade pedigree of Neil Perry. Accessible prices, high-calibre produce, a worthy nod to sustainability, with a portion of proceeds redirected to charity. Just hand out the gold stars already, what isn’t there to like? I was […]

Sunday Brunch, Bar H, Surry Hills

November 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Favourites, Latest, Restaurants | 2 Comments »

Sunday Brunch, Bar H, Surry Hills

Here’s an excellent way to jumpstart your Sunday – try the new brunch menu at Bar H in Surry Hills. Bring a supersized appetite, because the extensive menu is designed to ruin strict diets and make you want to order enthusiastically. There’s none of the standard-issue eggs/toast/muesli cliches – in fact, Bar H has taken […]

Veggie Patch Diner, Paddington

October 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Latest, Restaurants | 2 Comments »

Veggie Patch Diner, Paddington

Some people aren’t for settling down, but I’m glad that the much-loved Veggie Patch Van has a spin-off that’s permanently in the park position: its new project, the Veggie Patch Diner, recently opened in Five Ways, Paddington. There’s no need to chase or tailgate this offshoot to get your fix of the Veggie Patch’s vegetarian […]

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